This is constantly proved by bright food scientists, nutritionists, medical doctors researching on this subject. But what how can a filmmaker prove these differences? And To what extend does this food differ when we swallow, till we digest , up till we absorb the distinct ingredients in it?
This is what Stefani Bardin is trying to find out through a project called: "M2A™: The Fantastic Voyage"
Stefani Bardin* is currently producing a body of work that explores the influences of corporate culture and industrial food production on our food system. These investigations take the form of single and multi-channel videos, immersive and interactive installations and video games.
Here is about M2A™:
" M2A™:The Fantastic Voyage is an installation built around the first ever clinical study to use the M2A™ Capsule and SmartPill wireless gastroenterology devices to look at how the human body responds to processed versus whole foods. The M2A™ Capsule records video (in the form of a Quick Time Movie file) and the SmartPill collects time, pressure, and pH data both from within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Stefani have been working with gastroenterologist Dr. Braden Kuo of Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (with additional support from Nutritionist Lisa Sasson at NYU) to enact two initial investigative trial using both of the pills. The first trial took place June 25th and was the first time that this technology was used in concert with food to investigate and examine the impact of certain
comestibles on the GI tract.(This Is What Ramen Looks Like in Your Stomach: link)
|Pictures from Bardin's Project : Fantastic Voyage|
This made me remember a link I read few weeks ago about the Happy Meal Burger that wouldn't deteriorate or rotten, even after 6 months ! Another proof by mother to show her children not to eat junk food and convince them to eat homemade meals.
The next time I am going eat something purely processed, I am going to imagine my stomach suffering to disgest it .
|A McDonald's Happy Meal shows no sign of decomposing after SIX MONTHS , Read More !|
*Bardin is currently in residence at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York and teaches at Parsons The New School For Design and The New School for Public Engagement.